Vegetable Kootu

Published under: Kootu

3/4 cup toovar dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons grated coconut
500 gm any one of the following vegetables or a mixtures of ones available:- Brinjal (eggplant), ash gourd, snake gourd, beans, green banana.
Tamarind juice (optional)
Salt to taste

Fry in 1 teaspoon oil and grind with coconut
1/2 tablespoon black gram
3-4 red chillies
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon black gram
1 sprig curry leaf

1. Boil the dal with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, and set aside.
2. Wash and cut the vegetables into small pieces. Boil with 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, and some salt. Set aside.
3. Mix together the boiled dal, cooked vegetables and ground paste. Add some water if too thick and simmer for a few minutes. Add a little tamarind juice to the mixture, if desired.
4. Heat the oil, and when hot add the mustard seeds, black gram and curry leaf. Pour the seasonings into the kootu.
Serve Hot

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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